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Jan 3, 2013 12:00am PST
you. tavis: pleased to welcome aimee mann back to this program. the grammy-winning and oscar- nominated singer/songwriter has just wrapped up a nationwide tour in support of her most recent project. it's called "charmer." following her success with 'til tuesday in the 1980's, she is about to enter her 20th year as a solo artist. wow. [laughter] >> you startled me. tavis: yeah. [laughter] startled me when i read it. [applause] -- [laughter] a lot to get to tonight, but first here is some of the very funny video for her song "labrador" featuring someone you may recognize from a show called "mad men." take a look. >> i really did not want to do this video. i thought it was a stupid idea, and the director was incompetent. i thought i was being pranked. >> she had so many ideas. we were talking back and forth. it was so collaborative. >> the director basically tricked me into signing a contract that gave him total control of everything. i was on the phone and he put something in front of me to sign. he said it was a birthday card for his nephew. >> it is my pleasure to present to
Dec 31, 2012 12:00am PST
. in his first book, "drown" and in "the brief wondrous life of oscar wao" -- the novel that won him the pulitzer prize, diaz writes in short, vivid strokes of realspeak. his recent collection of short stories, "this is how you lose her," was a finalist for the national book award. diaz, the novelist, once considered becoming an historian and to this day he summons his creative gifts by looking to his own past. he was born in the dominican republic, part of that caribbean island with a split personality, in what he calls a "super gangster neighborhood" and came of age among the "super poor" in new jersey. along the way, he developed a literary curiosity that pivots from dystopian visions of science fiction to the 19th century classic novel, "moby dick." in captain ahab's whaling crew, men of every race are thrown together in pursuit of the elusive and the mythical. diaz sees in this a parable of america then and now. he teaches creative writing at m.i.t. and recently received a prestigious macarthur fellowship, the well-known and coveted "genius grant." junot diaz, welcome. >> oh, th
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am PST
spanned 5 broadway, the movies and television. along the way, he earned two oscar nominations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in "the best little whorehouse in texas" in 1982. i and in "tootsie," he played the9 unwitting suitor of dustin hoffman, who was posing as a female soap opera star. charles durning was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. a now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part two of our look at upcoming elections.>g last night, i talked with newshour political editor christina bellantoni and shira toeplitz of roll call about hot senate contests. tonight, we continue our conversation. m welcome.o let's talk some more politics. i want to start with illinoise where jesse jackson, jr. whol just resigned his house seat has left a wide open political fight in his wake. >> there will be a specialbe election to fill his house seat which is the second district onr the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so fromu president obama's this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of th
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)